Teacher Training


For over a decade, Simply Power Yoga has supported students along their paths of becoming yoga teachers, leaders within the community and discovering their own personal practices. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice, teach professionally or uplevel your leadership skills our programs have been created to support your journey.  Through the study of the Western and Eastern Yoga Philosophy you will gain insight into the world of movement, meditation and breath.  The program focuses on the functional approach to yoga to meet every body's practice. The intention of Simply Power Yoga's programs are to create experiences for local communities that include different perspectives, education and wisdom from the global world of yoga.

Programs are facilitated and led by 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Educators. 

Foundational 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Programs for all Locations

Youngstown, Ohio - SPY Youngstown
September - December 2022
Dates: September 23-26th; October 14-16th;November 4-6th; Decmeber 9-11th

Loveland, Ohio - SPY Loveland
November 2022- February 2023
Dates: November 11-13th; December 2-4th; December 14th; January 11th; January 27-29th; February 10-12th

Altoona, Pa - SPY Altoona
February-April 2023
Dates: February 24-26th; March 10-12th; March 31st-April 2nd; April 14-16th

300 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Program

300 Teacher Training Modules and Programs - Two Year Completion

Module Dates for 2022 

Sequencing and Transitioning for Functional Movement
October 22-23rd, 2022: Cincinnati, Ohio

100 Hour Foundational Teacher Immersion
September - December 2022: Youngstown, Ohio
November 2022 - February 2023: Cincinnati, Ohio

Refund Policy: Simply Power Yoga does not issue refunds on trainings, programs or continuing education courses once payment is received and course materials have been distributed. 


For all program details and pricing email juli@simplypoweryoga.com

Location: SPY Loveland, Ohio
November 2022-February 2023

  • In-Studio Weekend Sessions: Dates November 11-13th; December 2-4th; January 27-29th; February 10-12th
  • Friday 6-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesday December 14th & January 11th 6:30-8:30pm 
  • Anatomy On-line Course - 30 Hours

Location: SPY Youngstown, Ohio
September - December 2022

  • In-Studio Weekend Sessions: Please reach out to studio for dates
  • Friday 6-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesdays 8-9:00pm Virtual Session and/or Practice Teach Session
  • Anatomy On-line Course - 30 Hours

Loction: SPY Altoona, Pa
February - April 2023

  • 4 In-Studio Weekend Sessions: February 24-26th; March 10-12th; March 31st-April 2nd; April 14-16th
  • Saturday 8:30-9:30pm; Sunday 9:00-7:00pm
  • 30 Hour On-line Anatomy Course
  • Wednesday Practice Session: 7:00-8:00pm



The 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training and Leadership Program is the foundational program of Simply Power Yoga and is accessible to all levels.  If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this program will give you the tools to create and lead classes/programs. On a personal level, you will discover tools to transform your physical practice and create a more balanced life. If you are in the corporate world, this program will give you the tools to uplevel your leadership skills.  

The program combines science, anatomy, yoga philosophy and different disciplines/methodologies of yoga to give you an understanding of the foundations of movement, meditation and self-inquiry. The program focuses on the functional approach of the practice so every pose can be adapted to meet students where they are in their own bodies.  Through the study of Western and Eastern Yoga Philosophy you will gain insights on how this ancient practice relates to your present day life.  You will learn tools to become a more effective leader and how the practice of yoga can support the wholeness of human beings both on and off their mats. 


  • All practice teaching/discussion sessions are non-heated.
  • You will have the option to attend a variety of heated and non-heated classes during the week to gain a better understanding of the application of yoga methodology as it applies to different styles of practices. 


Certification will be issued upon completion of program requirements. 


Yoga For Athletics

In this training learn how to support athletes with yoga, meditation, breath practices and relaxation techniques.  As a facilitator, it is important to understand how yoga complements mental and physical training of athletes. Through yoga postures, meditation, breath practices and relaxation techniques you will gain skills to support all levels of athletes from youth to adults. 

You will learn how to facilitate and teach

  • poses to increase stability, balance, range of motion and flexibility, especially in the hips.
  • techniques to enhance physical and mental endurance for athletes, while lowering recovery time and risk of injury
  • sport-specific core strength
  • ways to incorporate yoga's approach to mind-body integration in both training and competition. 

Yoga For Athletes
Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Date: 2022 TBA
Saturday 12:00-5:00pm; Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

Cost $199








For more information on program details, pricing and application, email Kelly Ross at fryross@gmail.com.

Program Description

The 200 RYT Teacher Training Program for Teens is a path of Leadership and Service. The expectations of our youth are more demanding than ever before and there are very few moments of pause.  In this program you will learn how to create balance through movement, breathing and relaxation techniques to better serve yourself and others.  Through the exploration of yoga philosophies, meditation and the physical practice, you will discover your voice. You will learn life skills and self-care that you can put into action right now and as you move forward into your life.   

Program Results

  • Tools to lead, sequence and create a 45 & 60 minutes of all levels of yoga classes
  • Understanding of Yoga Philosophies and History
  • Anatomy and alignment for yoga postures
  • The Subtle Body (Chakras)
  • Prayanama Workshop 
  • Yin and restorative training 
  • Meditation Workshop and Introduction to Yoga Nidra
  • Understanding hands on teaching with physical assists
  • Self-care tools

No previous yoga experience required. The program is by acceptance only. 

Certification Requirements

  • Certification will be issued once program and community service hours are complete, all essays are turned in and presentations and live class evaluations are complete.
  • Students have up to 4 months after last weekend of program to complete missed assignments, practice hours and program hours. If attending from out of town, documented practice and community service hours are required.

Tuition for Program

  • Details for tuition and payment plans email fryross@gmail.com
  • Unlimited Yoga during Teacher Training
  • Payment plans available 


Trauma Sensitive Yoga and the OrganGland Body

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Date:November 13-14th, 2021
Location: SPY North
Time: Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
Cost: $199
Facilitator: Becky Morrissey, RYT500, C-IAYT, TCTSY-F
CEUs - 10



For program details and pricing, email juli@simplypoweryoga.com.

The 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training and Leadership Program is the foundational program of Simply Power Yoga and is accessible to all levels.  If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this program will give you the tools to create and lead classes/programs. On a personal level, you will discover tools to transform your physical practice and create a more balanced life.

The program combines science, anatomy, yoga philosophy and different disciplines/methodologies of yoga to give you an understanding of the foundations of movement, meditation and self-inquiry. You will gain insights to the physical practice as well as the foundation of who you are through an in depth study of yoga history/philosophy and how it relates to your present day life. You will learn tools to become a more effective leader and how the practice of yoga can support the wholeness of human beings both on and off their mats.

On-Line Training Requirements and Practice Hours:

  • 30 Hour Anatomy Course
  • 20 Practice Hours Required 


  • All practice teaching/discussion sessions are non-heated.
  • You will have the option to attend a variety of heated and non-heated classes during the week to gain a better understanding of the application of yoga methodology as it applies to different styles of practices. 


Certification will be issued upon completion of program requirements. 


The Mentoring Program was created for teachers who are already 200 Hour Certified and are interested in:

  • updating their teaching 
  • working towards being part of the Simply Power Yoga team

Time Commitment

The Mentoring Program is integrated into the current 200 RYT Teacher Training Program at Simply Power Yoga. You will be required to particpate in pose breakdowns, practice teaching and special workshops.   

Please check the teacher training dates of the location you are interested in attending the program. 

300 RYT Program

The hours from the Mentoring Program can be applied towards Simply Power Yoga's 300 Hour Program.  


  • $1,200

How do you begin this amazing journey? 

  • If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, email juli@simplypoweryoga.com for details on cost and process. 

Art of Leadership & Facilitation

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Cost: $1,400
Dates: TBA 2023
Times: Thursday 6-9:30pm; Friday- Saturday 9-7:30pm; Sunday 9:00-3:00pm

Program is broken into 3 segments. Each segment will have discussion, interactive exercises, inquiry and movement. 

  • Mastery of Leadership
  • Program Facilitation
  • Mastery of Communication

This training is for everyone who is interested in upleveling their leadership, facilitation and communication skills in order to better serve their communities and businesses.  There is an art to Leadership and the way you put your wisdom into action.  Leadership and Facilitation is the number one element to a successful conversation, relationship and business.  The way you listen and respond to others is what makes the difference and impacts the behaviors of others.  Clear essential languaging simplifies complicated situations.  The way you fill the space in a yoga room, professional meeting or just in everyday life can elevate others to reach their full potential.  

In this training, you will gain tools to lead others with humility and courage, communicate clearly with simple language, listen without filters, respond without reacting and to interact with the your students, employees and peers.  

Mastery of Leadership:

In order to be a leader, you have to first see yourself clearly. You have to be willing to do the work necessary to identify what is holding you back from your own full potential of guiding and serving others.

Mastery of Facilitation:

Decision making is based on the way we listen to others.  Facilitation is an art of listening and speaking based on what is really being said versus what you want to hear.  The discipline behind facilitation and is your commitment to listening.

Mastery of Communication:

How do you fill the space when you teach a yoga class, present a workshop, hold professional meetings, speak to employees? The Art of Communication is how you speak to others, interact with others, move with others and elevate everyone around you.


Sessions will be non-heated. Morning yoga practices offered will be both heated and non-heated. Evening practice will be non-heated Yin and Restorative. 

If you are a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher, this training can be used towards the 300 Hour Teacher Training Program OR you can receive 26 CEU credits. 


Functional Anatomy and Movement

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: SPY North
Date:  2022 TBA
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
Cost: $199

Module Description

Functional Anatomy and Movement

This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more funcational level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are.

Functional anatomy will break down how the body moves not only through yoga postures but through everyday life. Through hands-on learning, discussion and group work the following key elements will be covered:

  • The body's framework (the bones)
  • What moves the framework (the muscles)
  • What those movements look like (yoga, sitting all day, standing at work, etc.) 
  • The Spine and related movements
  • Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder and Pelvis Girdle

Practice clothes, journal and pen required

Session open to public
CEUs 10

Sequencing & Transitioning for Functional Movement

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Facilitator: Juli Heemer & Annette Richey
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Date: October 22-23rd, 2022
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00
Cost: $199
CEUs: 10 

The Functional Approach to Yoga is based on how a posture feels in someone's unique body versus the aesthetics of how the posture looks.  Everyone's body has a unique way of moving based on their bones, muscles, organs, glands as well as how the mind perceives the practice.  Functional Movement is how all the systems of the body work as one without judgment.  When the layers of the body are integrated in a safe and efficient way an individual's body can move with freedom. This training will utilize the skills you have discovered through teaching and your own practice to support students to reach their physical potential in every posture and sequence. Sequencing and transitioning is an art. You will learn how to apply functional anatomy and movement to sequence a class to make the whole body feel complete. 

  • You will break down functional movement, target areas of each posture and and how the body moves within each posture. 
  • You will learn intentional and safe transitions so the your students can flow from one pose to the next.
  • You will understand the why behind what you are creating so your flow can be powerful, fun and purposeful.







Yin Yoga

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Date: September 24-25th, 2022
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Time: Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
Cost: $199
Facilitator: Jenna Meek
CEUs - 10

Discover the quiet and powerful world of yin yoga. This training will give you an understanding of the techniques and principlies of yin yoga, including an overview of the Chinese Medicine Meridian System and the science of stretch. Wheterh you are wanting to teach or deepen your personal practice, you will gain a strong foundation in how to sequence a yin yoga practice to transform your connective tissues and quiet your mind. 





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Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: SPY North
Date: 2021 TBA
Cost: $150

This course is will take your teaching and awareness of physical body to the next level. The course is designed to give you tools to use your words, hands and advance teaching techniques to guide a students body into a place of stabilization and centering. 

Day 1 - Guiding with Words: Will focus on the spacial elements of the body in relation to physical cues in support of the physical alignment of the students body. 

Day 2 - Guiding without Words: Will take you beyond the directional and supportative hands on assists of standing and seated postures. Not only will you learn how to guide students to deepen their physical practice, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of your own physical body.  

In this course you will learn:

  • Essential cues techniques and tools in relation to the spacial elements of the physical body
  • Essentual breath cues 
  • How the spine articulates with movements of poses
  • Safe and effective assists to stablize and center a students body within a yoga posture
  • Review of major bones and muscles that support and stabilize yoga postures

Simply Power Yoga Teacher Training Program Testimonials

Simply Power Yoga offers professional Teacher Trainings, Leadership Programs and Continuing Education Courses.  The programs utilize different points of views from professional organizations and world known teachers/leaders to ensure the materials being presented are of the highest quality. Through various service opportunites and facilitation techniques you will gain knowledge and wisdom to apply yoga to real life experiences.

Upcoming CEU Programs: 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and The Musculoskeletal Body - 10 CEUs
SPY Loveland
October 2-3rd, 2021: 12:00-5:00pm

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and the Organ & Gland Body - 10 CEUs
SPY Loveland
November 13-14th, 2021: 12:00-5:00pm





The next level 300 hour teaching intensive core curriculum is based on the science of yoga anatomy, high level teaching/facilitation techniques and advanced methods of supporting a student's overall health. In this program, you will gain tools to organize the physical and emotional body in an intentional and intelligent manner to better serve every population of students. You will discover how to live every day with intention through your leading, teaching, practicing, listening and speaking.  


The 300 Hour Program is customized to fit your life. There is no deposit required to attend the 300 Hour Program and you have up to 2 years to complete the program.  As you create your program, you will pay as you go for the courses. The 300 hour program is broken into in-house weekends modules, guest facilitators, specialty training programs and independent projects.

Two Year Completion: 
Customize your program to further your passion and/or to meet your lifestyle needs.  Program must be completed in two years. 


  • Saturday 12:00-5:00pm; Sunday 12:00-5:00pm; times may vary upon facilitators. 

Required Modules for all customized 300 RYT Programs: 
Thursday 6-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday 9-7:30pm; Sunday 9:00-3:00pm

  • Mastery of Self and Leadership Module
  • Program Facilitation
  • Mastery of Community

Other required independ projects:
You will be responsible in completing 4 outside independent projects for certification. The projects will be creating and facilitating a program and/or workshop as well as documentation of the process. 

Customized program can be a combination of any of the following training/course credits.  In addition to the required modules and independent work, you have to complete 8 module credits for the 300 RYT Certification. 

One Module Credit:  

  • Sequencing & Transitioning for Functional Movement:October 22-23rd, 2022
  • Anatomy 1 & 2 - TBA 2023
  • Functional Anatomy and Movement - TBA 2023
  • Yoga Sculpt Training - TBA 2023
  • Meditation and Pranayama - TBA 2023
  • Restorative Yoga & Nervous System - TBA 2023
  • Introduction to Myofascial Release and the Yoga Practice - TBA 2023
  • Yoga for Athletes - TBA 2023
  • Yin Training - TBA 2023

Four Module Credits:

  • Foundational Teacher Immersion Program (Available at all locations)


This program is for anyone who has successfully completed a 200 RYT Program. The program is by acceptance only. Upon successful completion of the 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program, graduates will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.

*Certification will not be given until program is paid in full, program modules and course work are complete.  


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Facilitator: Dennis Fox and Kelly Ross
Location: SPY Cincinnati
Date: March 5-6th, 2022
Time: Saturday 12:00-5:00; Sunday 12:00-5:00pm 
Cost: $199
CEUs: 10

Meditation & Pranayama will combine both practices throughout the weekend with each practice enhancing the exploration of the other practice. Meditation will explore different techniques to find focus and presence. Techniques will include guided mediation, breath-focused mediation, silent mediation, and a walking meditation. Our exploration of mediation will include breathing techniques from the pranayama program.

Pranayama will cover breathing anatomy and physiology, breathing practices and techniques, a breath-focused restorative practice, and a breath-focused exploration through movement of a teacher-led yoga practice. The promise of this weekend is teachers will have experience leading meditation practices and will have the knowledge to lead students in a breath-focused yoga practice.

Heidi Fricke, Founder Simply Power Yoga
200 E-RYT; Primary 500 E-RYT

I have been teaching yoga and other forms of fitness for over 20 years.  Prior to yoga, I worked in the financial markets of corporate America.  Life in corporate America was 7 days a week, 18 hours a day without pause.  Once I had children, I wanted to change direction and step into a world that I could be with my children, have a healthy lifestyle and discover my purpose in this world. I wanted to make a difference by sharing the things I loved most; family, community and healthy living.  

Through many marathons as well as watching my own mother struggle with MS, I started to realize the systems of the body and mind needed moments of recovery, strengthening and stability outside the normal routines.  I discovered yoga in 2004 and my whole way of being shifted. From that point, I wanted to discover everything I could about yoga, meditation, anatomy, breath and how they supported the body and mind. 

Training Biography:

  • Over 4,000 hours of Yoga Alliance Approved training hours
  • YogaFit Level 3 Certification
  • Baptiste Yoga - Tier 3 Certified, Completed Level 1,2,3 and FIT to LEAD Graduate, Assisted Multiple Programs for Baptiste Institute 
  • 100 Hour Anusara Immersion with Sianna Sherman
  • Participated in multiple trainings with Global Yoga Leaders/Teachers
  • Yin Yoga Training
  • Embodied Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training
  • Pranayama 60 Hour Training
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY)
  • YACEP Certified
  • 200 Yoga Alliance Approved Embodied Yoga Teacher Training
  • Currently in 500 Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher Training Program
  • Reiki Level 2 Certified
  • Barre Certified
  • REAL Ryder Certified

Teaching Biography:

  • Over 9,000 Yoga Alliance Approved teaching hours
  • Primary Facilitator and Leader of Teacher Training Programs for since 2011; programs include both Adult and Teen Teacher Training Programs. 
  • Facilitated Unstoppable Training for Baptiste Yoga
  • Create content for multiple programs
  • Created Youth Programs for Teens and At Risk Youth in Ohio
  • Facilitate Retreats, Workshops and All-Day Immersions
  • Volunteer at Juvenile Detention Centers in Ohio, Youth Rehabilitation Centers since 2014; part of the Bethany Homeless Shelter team for 3 years.
  • Presenter at Wanderlust in Lake Tahoe, 2014
  • Woman of Influence, 2015
  • Legacy Lululemon Ambassador, 2013-2016




Yoga Sculpt Training: In-Studio & Virtual Option

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Cost: $199
Date: TBA 2022
Time 11:30-5:30pm
CEUs: 10

SPY Loveland - Instudio
Virtual - Virtual Studio

What is Yoga Sculpt? Yoga Sculpt combines the dynamic movement of power vinyasa sequences and light weights to integrate, hydrate, strengthen and restore the muscles of your body. Yoga Sculpt focuses on the functional movement of the major target musculoskeletal segements of each pose while bringing awareness to the movement of the breath in the body. 

  • Review of functional anatomy and major musculoskeletal segments of the body
  • Gain insight on how to hydrate, strengthen and restore the muscles of the body throughout the class.
  • Foundational Yoga Sculpt Sequence – Integration of weights in flow
  • Variations and adaptions for Yoga Sculpt Sequences

Dennis Fox
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT

Juli Heemer 
Teaching Hours: 3,180
Training Hours: 2,705
200 E-RYT, 500 E-RYT, YACEP, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Reiki I, Barre Certified

I began teaching at Simply Power Yoga in October, 2011, started co-facilitating the 200RYT Teacher Training programs in the Fall of 2014 and completed my 300 RYT in 2017.   I am one of the primary facilitators of the 200 RYT programs and as part of the 300RYT Team, I currently co-facilitate the Anatomy 101 and the Sequencing/Transitioning modules.  I have lead Assisting 101 workshops, Inversion Workshops, Inversion 101 Courses, and the Baptiste 40 days program.  Through Simply Power Yoga, I volunteer at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center and teach/assist at the Annual SPY Nemacolin Woodlands Yoga Retreats.   I have also been part of the SPY team to teach yoga at the Bethany House and at Loveland High School with Special Education.

I recently completed a 20-hour Yoga Anatomy Course, Trauma Sensitive Training and Street Yoga Training.  I am interested in working on receiving additional training in the area of Yoga for Chronic Pain.

Herman Ranpuria

Annette Richey
Teaching Hours: 1,500
200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, YACEP, Trauma Sensitive Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2011 and it has been one of the greatest gifts of my life.  As someone who has always gravitated toward teaching, I immediately had the desire to share what I was experiencing and receiving from yoga with others.  I completed my 200 RYT training in 2014 and my 300 RYT training in 2017. Since then I’ve had the privilege of teaching over 1500 hours of yoga to students of all ability and experience levels in both public and private classes. 

In January 2017 I helped create Simply Power Yoga’s “Yoga 101” workshops, which have since become Yoga 101 classes that are offered every week at SPY. 

In April 2017 I began working with several elite gymnasts and have since worked with hundreds of elite, competitive and recreational gymnasts from all over the United States, parts of Canada and the UK.  I’m currently working with teen gymnasts in partnership with USA Gymnastics incorporating yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques into their stressful and intense training schedules.

In October 2017 I participated in a ‘Yoga for Seniors’ training and began working with senior citizens, helping them improve their strength, balance and mental focus. 

I’ve had the unique opportunity to volunteer with the youth at the Warren County Juvenile Detention center, helping them experience the difference yoga can make in their lives.

In addition to Yoga for Seniors, I’ve participated in trainings for Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Anatomy/Breath and Assisting.  I continually seek out books, online resources, and podcasts offered by experts in the fields of breath, meditation, anatomy, specialty yoga, restorative yoga and more.

For the last several years I’ve contributed to the 200 and 300 RYT trainings at Simply Power Yoga, facilitating practice teaching, Yoga History/Philosophy and Sequencing/Transitioning sessions.  I also participate on the teaching/assisting team at the annual Nemacolin Woodlands Resort yoga retreat and am currently facilitating Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution program.

Kelly Ross
200 E-RYT; 500 RYT